I think one of my favorite things about the age gap is the transfer of knowledge from the Big Kid to the Tiny Human. The Big Kid takes her duties as the older sister very seriously and does what she can to give Mila the tools she needs to navigate the world.
Alexis seeks to make the world a better place for Mila.
Part of making the world a better place is warning Tiny of the things that may be dangerous. There's guidance about standing on the kitchen table (we all tell Mila it's a bad idea, she just doesn't care). Alexis warns Mila when a movie might be scary. She most definitely warns the younger sister about criminals that might do harm.
The Easter Bunny.
Alexis has been scared of the Easter Bunny for all of history. I don't really know why it started, but ever since her 6th Easter, she has told a detailed story about the horrors of a bunny being in her bedroom. Seriously, her story has not changed in all of these years. Even her description of the clothes he was wearing has stayed exactly the same.
The only time the story has changed was this week. This week Alexis decided to tell Mila all about Easter, which is admittedly the exact holiday Mila has been training for her entire life. There's hunting and searching and candy and basically, it's going to be a really good weekend. Alexis properly built up the holiday with a lot of emphasis on the egg hunting and candy, because of course she has her priorities straight. Ahem.
But when Alexis was telling Mila about the Easter Bunny, well, THAT is when things turned interesting.
"He's a really good bunny. He visits and brings you eggs and candy and if you're nice to him, he might leave you toys, too," Alexis instructed her sister. "He might seem a little scary, but don't worry. I'll take care of him if he scares you," she finished.
Which, WHAT? SINCE WHEN?
I'm tempted to dress Mila up in a bunny suit and let her chase Alexis around in the middle of the night this weekend.